Jeffery Austin performing in 2016
|Birth name||Jeffery Austin McClelland, Jr.|
|Also known as||Jeffery Austin|
April 15, 1991|
St. Charles, Illinois
Jeffery Austin McClelland, Jr. (born April 15, 1991), better known by his stage name Jeffery Austin, is an American pop musician and was a contestant on the ninth season of The Voice, turning a single chair and defaulting to be a member of Gwen Stefani's team. He eventually finished in fourth place, behind Jordan Smith, Emily Ann Roberts, and Barrett Baber. His compilation album, The Voice: The Complete Season 9 Collection, placed on the Billboard magazine charts.
Austin was born Jeffery Austin McClelland, Jr., in St. Charles, Illinois, on April 15, 1991, to Jeffery Sr., and Michele Renee McClelland (née, Brommel), where he was raised with a younger brother, Casey. His parents were married in Austin, Texas on April 25, 1987, and they were married for 13 years before his father's death on July 18, 2000 in New Orleans, Louisiana, when Austin was nine years old.He was a member of the Haines Middle School choir before going on to graduate from St. Charles North High School in 2009. When he was 16, Austin came out as gay to the support of his family. Austin would later graduate from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor's degree in 2013, majoring in public relations and advertising. He would then relocate to New York City, where he took a position in the field of public relations, before auditioning for The Voice and moving to Los Angeles.
The Voice (2015-present)
Austin appeared on season nine of NBC's The Voice, in the fall of 2015. His audition turned the chair of Gwen Stefani, earning him a spot on her team. Austin eventually finished the competition in fourth place, behind Jordan Smith, Emily Ann Roberts, and Barrett Baber. His compilation album, The Voice: The Complete Season 9 Collection, placed on the Billboard magazine charts, where it peaked at No. 106 on The Billboard 200.
- – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
|Blind Audition||"Lay Me Down"||Sam Smith||September 28, 2015||3.3||Gwen Stefani turned|
Defaulted to Team Gwen
|Battle Rounds (Top 48)||"Can't Feel My Face" (vs. Noah Jackson)||The Weeknd||October 13, 2015||8.5||Saved by Coach|
|Knockout Rounds (Top 32)||"Turning Tables" (vs. Kota Wade)||Adele||November 2, 2015||13.3|
|Live Playoffs (Top 24)||"Say You Love Me"||Jessie Ware||November 9, 2015||15.7||Saved by Public Vote|
|Live Top 12||"Let It Go"||James Bay||November 16, 2015||18.8|
|Live Top 11||"Dancing on My Own"||Robyn||November 23, 2015||20.11|
|Live Top 10||"Jealous"||Labrinth||November 30, 2015||22.1|
|Live Semifinals (Top 9)||"Believe"||Cher||December 7, 2015||24.3||Middle 3|
|Semifinals Instant Save||"Make It Rain"||Foy Vance||December 8, 2015||25.3||Saved by Twitter Instant Save|
|Live Finals (Top 4)||"O Holy Night"||Adolphe Adam||December 14, 2015||26.4||4th Place|
|"Leather and Lace" (with Gwen Stefani)||Stevie Nicks and Don Henley||26.10|
|Round||Episode / Order||Collaborators||Song||Original Artist||References|
|Live Playoffs Results||17.1||Braiden Sunshine, Korin Bukowski, Regina Love, Viktor Király, Ellie Lawrence||"O-o-h Child"||Five Stairsteps|
|Live Top 11 Results||21.2||Braiden Sunshine and Korin Bukowski||"You Get What You Give"||New Radicals|
|The Finale Results||27.6||Madi Davis||"Tears Dry on Their Own"||Amy Winehouse|
|27.10||Tori Kelly||"Hollow"||Tori Kelly|
2016: New music
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|The Voice: The Complete Season 9 Collection||106|
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